Richard Scott Larson is a queer writer and critic. His debut memoir is forthcoming early next year from the University of Wisconsin Press.
Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, he studied literature and film at Hunter College in Manhattan and earned his MFA from New York University. He has recently received fellowships from MacDowell and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYSCA/NYFA), and his work has also been supported by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Paragraph Workspace for Writers, and La Porte Peinte.
His creative and critical work has appeared in The Sun Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Review of Books, Harvard Review, Electric Literature, Washington Square Review, Slant Magazine, Joyland, Colorado Review, Booth, and other journals and anthologies, including the recent It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror (Feminist Press). He is an active member of the National Book Critics Circle, and his writing has been listed as notable in The Best American Essays.
Richard works as an administrator at the Expository Writing Program at NYU, and he also freelances as an editor. He lives in Brooklyn.